Do you ever wonder what your college education is really worth? Study after study proves that college degrees are a valuable investment. Workers with bachelor’s degrees out-earn those with high school degrees by $1 million over the course of a lifetime. But every degree is not made equal. For financially-savvy borrowers, finding out a degree’s potential return on investment (ROI) can help illuminate the actual cost and value of an education.
Student Loans Infographics
Jun, 6, 2013
Jan, 30, 2013
If you look at recent media coverage of higher education in the United States, you will immediately begin noticing a very widespread problem: our students are falling into unmanageable debt. Some say this is due to the fact that our colleges cost too much money. Take a look at California, for example, which over the last 30 years has seen an average tuition spike of more than 1000 percent across its three public university types. Others, however, blame this debt trend on financial education—or lack thereof.
Jan, 30, 2012
California’s rising cost of tuition has been on a steady upward trajectory over the past 30 years. That fact should be of little surprise to anybody though, as past precedence has shown that the value of the dollar rises over time in a healthy economy. Just look at the level of today’s minimum wage when compared with the level seen 10, 20, or 30 years ago.